Here’s a bit of a recap of my recent trip to Barcelona, Spain. I went with a group of friends who wished to attend the Sonar music festival – which turned out to be a blast! Could not have hoped for anything better.
We stayed at the Ideal Youth Hostel, which was a very affordable place with a great location right off the La Rambla. During our week of vacation we managed to tour the city to the fullest. We haven’t had the sunniest summer here in Finland so the hot weather and white beaches were a wonderful break from my summer job.
The food was wonderfully cheap although you had to wander around a bit before finding the cheapest options. One should definitely steer off the main shopping streets and rather venture toward the tiny alleyways to find cheap, but wonderful paella and tapas.
There seemed to always be some good food, music, and company to be found in Barcelona and I definitely recommend a trip there to everyone!
Tips on What to See in Barcelona
- Parc Guell – a funky, weird park with slightly Alice in Wonderland kind of vibes filled with Gaudi’s art
- the beaches of Barcelona – e.g. Barceloneta is a wonderful beach filled with white sand and clear waters
- the Barcelona Cathedral
- La Sagrada Familia – also a cathedral, designed by Gaudi
- The magic fountain of Montjuïc – situated near Placa d’Espanya, the fountain has a gorgeous light show during the evenings
- La Rambla – a huge and popular shopping street with lots of booths and restaurants